Being a rich source of antioxidants and bioactive compounds, seaweed provides detox properties. How does it do so?
- It acts as a natural detox agent and cleanses the body from within.
- It flushes toxins out of the body.
- It supports healthy metabolism and protects the cells from toxic wastes.
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Seaweed Absorbs Heavy Metals like Cadmium and Lead
A McGill University study says that seaweed cleanses your body from within by absorbing cadmium and lead. Cadmium and lead are heavy metals that are released into the environment by smoking and industrial processes such as mining, burning fossil fuels (coal, oil) and plastics, and smelting. Lead accumulation in the body leads to neurological disabilities including lower IQ whereas chronic cadmium exposure causes bone, kidney, and liver damage.
Researchers studied brown alga Sargassum fluitans and found that it has a natural tendency to bind with and absorb environmental toxins.
In simple words, it detoxes your body from harmful metals and chemicals.
Fun fact: seaweeds cleanse the oceans and marine environments the same way.
In the human body, they produce a calming and neutralizing effect by restoring the natural balance.
Seaweed Drives Toxins Out of the Body
Moving ahead, being a rich source of iodine, sea moss promotes a healthy metabolism. A healthy metabolism is maintained when all chemical reactions in your body work in complete harmony. Seaweed flushes toxins out of your intestines, liver, kidney, and skin thereby improving blood circulation and metabolism.
Seaweed Purifies Body Fluids
Seaweed contains chlorophyll, a potent plant detox agent and cleaner that purifies body fluids such as blood and lymph. When purified blood and lymph flow throughout the body, the health improves, skin glows and cells function better. All seaweed varieties contain chlorophyll.
Seaweed Scavenges Free Radicals
Sea vegetables, including sea moss and weeds, contain bioactive compounds that scavenge free radicals. Free radicals are charged particles (ions) that are inherently unstable and react quickly with other substances. If not removed from the body, free radicals have the potential to damage the body leading to a host of diseases including skin wrinkles and aging.
Seaweeds contain alginates, fucoidan, laminarin, and lignin (bioactive phytochemical compounds) which act swiftly to remove free radicals from the body. Moreover, these bioactive compounds:
- Prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and viruses in the body.
- Arrest cancer cell multiplication and tumors spreading.
- Are antioxidant and regulate metabolism and hormones.
Given the health benefits, it seems like sea moss is a gift from nature. It’s packed with amazing properties that detox your entire body. There is no reason why you should not add this supplement to your routine. What's great is that sea moss is for everyone - men, women, children, and elderly - it benefits everyone.
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Reyes, M, Riquelme, I, Salvo T, et al. Brown Seaweed Fucoidan in Cancer: Implications in Metastasis and Drug Resistance. Mar Drugs. 2020 Apr 28;18(5):232. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32354032/